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Russia, Other Nations Will Join in Punishing Nazis, Britain Announces

Paralleling President Roosevelt’s statement in Washington that a United Nations’ commission will be established to investigate the guilt of individual Axis ringleaders responsible for mass-executions and atrocities committed upon the civilian populations in Axis-held countries, Viscount Simon, the Lord Chancellor, announced in the House of Lords today that the proposal for the creation of such a commission came from the British Government, and has been communicated to Russia, China, the Fighting French and other nations.

Viscount Simon made his announcement in reply to a demand voiced in the House of Lords by Lord Maugham who asked for the death of “that gloomy monomaniac Hitler and his entourage he has gathered around him,” in retribution for the thousands of innocent civilians whom the Nazis have murdered in occupied territories.